Just in case you were wondering, it might be illegal for you to photograph and post your ‘secret’ ballot on social media, depending on your state of residence. A friend asked, and I looked it up, via TPM.
There are a handful of local blogs who are killing it on Hurricane-Sandy-Frankenstorm coverage.
- SeverNJWX (they have a website but the Facebook/Twitter stream is better)
- EPAWA (Eastern Pa Weather Authority, website and Facebook).
Also don’t miss these:
Odds are increasing that a hybrid “snor’eastercane” could make landfall near Greater New York early next week, with wide-ranging impacts affecting nearly the entire East Coast.
Current worst case scenarios going into the weekend have a strengthening Tropical Storm Sandy emerging from the Caribbean and merging — or “phasing”, in weather terminology — with an intensely potent Arctic cold front coming down from the Great Lakes. The combined storm would then veer back northwestward toward Greater New York, pushed against the atmospheric grain by anomalously strong “blocking” high pressure centered over far eastern Canada.
Such a storm could bring several inches of snow to upstate New York and parts of New Jersey, tropical storm force winds from Virginia to Maine, and the potential for significant coastal flooding from New York City to New England. In short, we could have quite a mess on our hands.
It’s easier to control people in a world of guilt, suffering, and uncertainty. Maybe the decline in religiousity is correlated to our improving quality of life.